If you want to do some sightseeing in Rome, get ready to walk a lot. You can find plenty of information online. We recommend to walk around the neighborhoods we show below. Some more ideas for sightseeing are the following, which are only a small sample of what you can see in Rome:
- Colosseo (probably not worth waiting and paying to enter, though)
- Roman forum (Foro Romano)
- Piazza Navona
- The Pantheon
- Christian catacombs
- Spanish steps (Piazza di Spagna)
- Piazza del Popolo
- Aventino hill
- Trevi fountain (Fontana di Trevi)
- Mouth of truth (Bocca della verità)
- Park of Villa Borghese
- MACRO (museum of contemporary art). There is the main one (via Nizza 138) and an annex (piazza Orazio Giustiniani 4)
- National museum of Rome: a collection of 4 museums
- Capitoline museum
- Vatican museum
- MAXXI: most famous by its building designed by Zaha Hadid.
- Galleria Borghese: A small gallery inside the park of Villa Borghese, with several famous pieces. Appointment and reservation is required.
- Villa Giulia: A large collection of Etruscan antiquities.
- St. Peter’s Basilica
- Santa Maria Maggiore
- San Pietro in Vincoli, close to the conference venue. Mostly famous for Michelangelo’s statue of Moses.
- San Clemente, close to the conference venue. Make sure to visit the old church underground.
- Santa Prassede and Santa Pudenziana, near the conference venue, are two very early Christian churches.
- Santa Maria della Concezione dei Cappuccini, mostly famous for its crypt in which rooms are decorated by human bones.
Rome is beatiful for strolling at the streets. Some of the main areas are the
- Old city center, close to Piazza Navona and Campo de’ Fiori
- Old city center area close to Piazza di Spagna, Fontana di Trevi, and Piazza del Popolo
- Jewish Ghetto
Night strolling, restaurants, and pubs
The following two areas are mostly frequented by students and tend to get busy rather late (after 11pm).